Category: Veteran Issues

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The Point of Memorial Day

So what is the point of Memorial Day? A large part of our society doesn’t have clue. The most important thing on this day is to remember those that have died in service to...

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Continuing Challenges for Veterans

Veterans are facing continuing and in some cases, growing, challenges after almost 100 days of a new president. One of the continuing challenges for veterans is that we have a president who is ignorant on...

A Female Veteran and PTSD 0

A Female Veteran and PTSD

Here is an article about a female veteran and PTSD. The veteran, who will be on tonight’s PTSDchat Radio broadcast. Karolyn Smith is a veteran of the war in Iraq where she manned a...

Animal are helping PTSD 0

Animals are helping PTSD

Animals are helping PTSD! A week ago I connected with Karolyn Smith, a veteran of the Army and the war in Iraq. She has PTSD and TBI and has found a way to cope...

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Veteran Suicide

Last week, the Department of Veteran Affairs released the report on an extensive study of Veteran Suicide. We learned the in 2014 there were 20 veteran suicides a day. The last report indicated 22...

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD has only recently been officially acknowledged as a disorder. The Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs were, surprisingly, two of the initial organizations to recognize PTSD...

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Help and Connections

Last weekend I attended a support event for veterans. The event was coordinated by Operation Engage America at the Elks Lodge in Frederick, MD. I only heard about the event because Angela was attending in...

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Doing the Right Thing

So it seems doing the right thing, isn’t always cut and dried. However, in this case it is. We have all recognized the need for behavioral health support to veterans and their families. So many...

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